Ok here is my Dolby Atmos Short Story:
Started with 7.2.2 with a pair of DefTech Pro 1000's on the ceiling ~ 3 years ago. I know this wasn't ideal (Atmos prefers in-ceilings) but it would give me an idea. However, two speakers were limited in sound immersion, so I purchased two more DT Pro1000's. Ahh, I experienced better immersion with 4 vs 2, as many of you probably already know. If you can place 4 speakers in your setup go for it. I digress, my current setup is ML Edge & Axis all around, so I didn't want to skimp, when I upgraded. I was in my local BB and got a great deal on Sonance 8Rs (Qty:4), commercial grade, I figured out later, so I went for it. Cut holes, dust everywhere, finally tested Dolby Atmos with the new speakers installed. It was good but not overwhelming, I could have kept my DefTechs up there. So know I have 10" diameter holes, so I decided to go up a couple notches, to the Sonance three way VP86r (great deal). The difference was tremendous, especially after Audyssey XT32 Config ( I also changed my mic mount from a tripod to a boom mike with an adapter, as recommended in the Audyssey Forum, made a significant difference in the calibration for the better). Pointed tweeters, midrange and woofers to the MLP, these sing now, both in movies and music. I did change the TF and TR to 90Hz vs 80Hz, this also helped. I will try 100Hz to see if it is any better. I had a friend come over to listen, he said it was beautiful, so much so, he has now installed Dolby Atmos in-ceiling speakers (Qty:4) in his HT, he sent me pictures, but he's not quite finished, should be done by this weekend.
If you are doing this yourself, be sure to allot enough time, and cover everything in the area, I didn't use my shop vac, however I should have used it as recommended here, dust everywhere including my entire body. Fishing wires, cutouts, mounting, cleanup, and calibration. I don't want to scare anyone, because it is so worth it, once completed. Hope this helps someone down the road. I guess I need to update my profile. Also I purchased the Sonance Enclosures which are custom built for the Sonance VP series, to minimize bleed over on the upper level.
Edit: Do not forget your googles and mask...when you DIY.
Peace and blessings,
Marantz SR7011: 7.3.4 Martin Logan Edges (4: FR/FL/SR/SL) Martin Logan Axis (2: SBL/SBR) Martin Logan Stage X (Center) Martin Logan 1500X Sub (2) Martin Logan 1100X Sub (2) Sonance VP86R SST/SUR (4: Dolby Atmos) Epson 6040UB/Elite Lunette 2 120"
Last edited by Azekecse; 09-27-2019 at 03:31 PM.